For They Deserve Death: Katherine and Mary

For They Deserve Death: Katherine and Mary

In 1535, the King of England was married to Anne Boleyn and they had a daughter, Princess Elizabeth who was now heir to her father's throne. Elizabeth's half-sister, Mary was now considered illegitimate and was to be referred to as "Lady" Mary. As you'll notice from these letters written by Eustace Chapuys he still referred [...]

Secret Marriage: Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

Secret Marriage: Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

  When Mary Tudor arrived in France she experience a French court that was reasonably well ordered and steadily developing as the trend-setter in French material culture. Louis most definitely spoiled his new, young bride and Mary appears to have done her duty as an English Princess and made the King of France, her husband, very happy. [...]

The King’s Delight: Marriage of Mary Tudor to Louis XII

The King’s Delight: Marriage of Mary Tudor to Louis XII

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mary Tudor, Queen of France was the title she earned when she married Louis XII of France. The marriage was one that was arranged by her brother, King Henry VIII of England and not a love match. On 9 October 1514, at the age of 18, Mary Tudor married 52-year-old [...]

Description of Departure of the King’s Sister: 1514

Description of Departure of the King’s Sister: 1514

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Princess Mary Tudor was the younger sister of King Henry VIII. She was said to be the King's favorite sister. Henry arranged for Mary to wed the King of France - as always, a political alliance for England. To have France as an ally instead of an enemy was definitely [...]

Elizabeth: To Honor Thy Father

Elizabeth: To Honor Thy Father

Honor Thy Father: After being proposed to by Thomas Seymour and rejecting his request, Elizabeth must have felt torn. It appears she would have accepted the proposal had it not been so soon after her father, Henry VIII's death. There was, of course, a required mourning period and Elizabeth intended on honoring her father properly. [...]

Queen Mary: Her Last Sickness

Queen Mary: Her Last Sickness

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Queen Mary's Sickness: 17 November 1558: This is taken from "Annals of Queen Elizabeth" by Sir John Hayward (1564-27 June 1627), found via public domain through National Archives. The last sickness of Queen Mary was long and hard, her body was tired, "and almost wasted, with the violence of her [...]

Lady Elizabeth: Gratitude Toward Philip

Lady Elizabeth: Gratitude Toward Philip

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   On the 17th of March 1554, Elizabeth was informed that she was to be taken to the Tower of London as a prisoner of the queen for her involvement in Wyatt's Rebellion. When informed she requested a moment to write a letter to her sister, the queen. In it [...]

Mother Guildford: Joan Vaux

Mother Guildford: Joan Vaux

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's not very often that we take a look behind the scenes to the people who cared for the beloved children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. I stumbled across Joan Vaux while looking through old translated letters, however, she was mis-labeled as Jane, Lady Guildford - or "Mother [...]

The Relationships of Lady Mary Tudor: Henry VIII and His Consort Katherine Parr (Part 2)

The Relationships of Lady Mary Tudor: Henry VIII and His Consort Katherine Parr (Part 2)

Guest Article by Meg McGath Repost from TudorQueen6 – The Life and Family of Queen Katherine Parr (10 August 2012) Your Excellency, what I have done for the Lady Mary is much less than I would like to do; as well as being my duty in every respect. As for the friendship between our two [...]